Pipeline at the Central Square Theater

Dominique Morriseau’s Pipeline exposes the nuances of growing up as a black boy in a society that constantly crushes dreams and doubts their self-worth. The play makes it clear that our educational system not only upholds, but continues to enforce white supremacist ideals. “Half of these damn kids are suffering from mental illness,” exclaims Laurie (Barbara Douglass)…

Angel Reapers

Finely crafted furniture and harmoniously proportioned buildings are some of the things that come to mind when one hears the name “Shakers.” The Shakers (their formal name was The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing) considered work as a form of worship, a belief reflected in every aspect of their lives, from their…

A Psychotic State of Mind: Laurie Anderson’s “Delusion”

Before attending last night’s performance of Laurie Anderson’s Delusion, I knew very little of Anderson’s craft. However, because most of the time I am surrounded by artists and other creative types, it only took one friend to get me beyond excited for what I was about to experience at the Paramount Theater. Laurie Anderson is…